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1. Posted by wendyisaac (Budding Member, 3 posts) 26 Aug '13 13:22

Hello, I am new to this forum, forums in general, so if there is something I need to do differently please let me know.

My boyfriend and I are traveling to Goa for three months October through the end of December of this year. I have included specifics of what we are looking for below. It is pretty detailed, maybe this place exists, maybe not. Places that meet some of the criteria is great. At this point we are taking a stab in the dark in figuring out where to go.

Goa:

  • Apartment, house, or hotel with longer stays allowed. The max of what we want to pay a month is $500/30,000 rupees (figured at 60/$1) less is better of course. Willing to pay this price to have internet, small kitchen with stove top and fridge, clean place to stay, and western toilet. :-)
  • Walk to beach 10 minute walk okay. An area that is not super crazy with lots of tourists.
  • Close to a town or village with fresh produce markets, can scooter there.
  • We are into yoga/meditation type activities and it would be nice to be somewhere close to activities that may be happening like this.

Thanks so much!!!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4381 posts) 26 Aug '13 13:43

Quoting wendyisaac

Hello, I am new to this forum, forums in general, so if there is something I need to do differently please let me know.

You're doing good. Most importantly, you asked a usefully worded question, detailing exactly what you want to know.
I don't know if we have (m)any people around here who know Goa very well. Helping you hope that there are, and you'll get a perfect answer, but if you haven't received such a thing a few days from now, asking at the India subforum at the thorn tree at lonely planet might also be worth a shot. Good luck!

3. Posted by wendyisaac (Budding Member, 3 posts) 26 Aug '13 13:46

Thank you for your suggestions! Have a great day.

4. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 27 Aug '13 07:10

Its been 3 years since I was there. Arambol in the north was my base for 6 weeks. I loved it there. It was the best mix of great vibe, but no too crazy. You can scooter all over Goa in a day, so its easy to check out other places. Im not sure Id base myself in one place for 3 months. Palolem in the south is also nice, and Gokarna is taking off as the new unfound backpacker place.

Just about all the tourist spots in Goa have yoga but there were a couple of particularly good ones in Arambol. You'll have no problem finding a guest house that will let you stay as long as you want! Again, when I was there they were just finishing some simple condos in Arambol that were long stay with everything you want. Although for internet you usually buy a dongle to get wifi.

the restaurants that set up on the beach at night have the best sea food too. If you look through my India pictures you'll find some of Goa

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Aug-2013, at 07:14 by Dodger ]

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6. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member, 157 posts) 27 Aug '13 10:45

You may have more luck at Indiamike.com

Good luck

NB: I have no affiliation with this site whatsoever, just found it very useful whilest researching India.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Aug-2013, at 10:47 by wizzmor1977 ]

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8. Posted by vaibhavm23 (Budding Member, 93 posts) 28 Aug '13 22:15

Hey Wendy,

There are multiple options available at Goa, and whenever I go to Goa I stay at beach houses...

There are RCI resorts available and if you're an RCI member or any of your friends/colleagues than you may book it at a very low cost with the amenities of kitchen and fridge.

I have stayed at Baga Beach & Calangute beachwhich is one of the happening place...Nightlife, Disc and other place...

I am not sure if you want to take the flat on rent, since people who would give out their flats on rent would prefer the Tenants for a longer duration (eg 11 month rental Contract) and would expect a security deposit if a furnished flat is provided...

Try finding out the property on magicbricks, 99acres for rental purpose for 3 months... or check expedia or makemytrip for hotels/resort for the facilities you're asking.

hope this would help you...let me know if you need further help.

9. Posted by wendyisaac (Budding Member, 3 posts) 28 Aug '13 22:34

Hi Dodger, Sander, Wizzmor1977, Mark, and Vaibhavm23,

Thank you so much for all of the great information! I really appreciate it. We seem to be narrowing down our search to the Benaulim area.

Dodger, if we decide to stay up north I will certainly check out the Arambol area. Thank you for the suggestions. Take care!!

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Aug-2013, at 22:38 by wendyisaac ]

10. Posted by being.of.safety (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Aug '13 23:12

Hi wendyisaac

You can book place for two at lagrace resort near benaulim area and it comes with all the specifications that you have asked for.

Also, don't forget to book it soon

Take care and hope u enjoy ur stay there.